Along with keeping a sourdough starter and regrowing vegetables, baking has become a newfound hobby for many in quarantine. Which makes sense, right? Comfort food is called comfort food for a reason. And what's more comforting than a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie, just out of the oven, plunged into a glass of milk? Here are 17 dessert recipes on our to-make lists these days.

1. Alice Medrich's best cocoa brownies

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For the fudgiest brownies, just skip the chocolate. Yes. Cocoa powder yields the richest flavor.

2. Snickerdoodle shortbread

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Like a snickerdoodle, but with a shortbread-short ingredient list. Off-road by subbing in pumpkin pie spice or ground fennel for the cinnamon.

3. Our best vanilla cupcakes

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Thursday night is just as cupcake-worthy as any other occasion, if you ask us.

4. Broiled bananas with brown sugar & cream

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It doesn't get much simpler than this — fruit sprinkled with brown sugar, splashed with cream, and broiled until bubbly.

5. Herve This' chocolate mousse

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Chocolate plus water equals mousse? You have to make it to believe it. Top with crème fraîche or whipped cream. Or a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of flaky salt.

6. 3-ingredient oatmeal cookies

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Crispy-chewy oatmeal cookies — all without butter, eggs, and leavening agents. Is there a more pantry-friendly dessert?

7. Cook's illustrated's blondies

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The key to the most unforgettable blondies in town: melted butter and way more vanilla extract than you'd think.

8. One-ingredient banana ice cream

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Why you should always keep bananas in your freezer. To play around with the base recipe, check out these variations.

9. Dorie Greenspan's classic chocolate chip cookies

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It doesn't get more classic than this recipe by cookie queen Dorie Greenspan. Cold milk for dunking, not optional.

10. Cookies & cream bars

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Oh hello, Friday night snack! Can't wait to watch Killing Eve with you (no spoilers, please, still on season one).

11. Lime posset

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If egg- or cornstarch-based custards intimidate you, get to know posset. This creamy pudding is set with tangy citrus juice (aka is impossible to mess up).

12. Flourless chocolate cookies

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These crackly, chocolatey cookies just happen to be gluten-free. Skip the vanilla if you don't have it, and swap in the same quantity of instant espresso powder or bourbon.

13. Any fruit upside-down cake

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Pick a fruit, any fruit! In lieu of graham flour, try whole-wheat or white-whole wheat. And in lieu of crème fraîche, whole-milk Greek yogurt or sour cream will both do the trick.

14. Atlantic beach pie

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As simple, satisfying, and — wait for it — salty as pie gets. Cut an extra-big slice and pretend you're by the shore.

15. Sauteed dates

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Sure, these sauteed dates make a mean appetizer, served next to ricotta. But we'd just as soon eat them for dessert — if you want, swap the ricotta for Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream.

16. Grilled chocolate sandwiches

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In my book, this melty-gooey dessert sandwich counts as dinner.

17. Pie crispies

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Pie — just without the filling. These buttery, flaky cookies are a dream next to a strong cup of coffee, or sprinkled over your favorite ice cream.

This story was originally published on Food52.com: 17 Extra-Easy Dessert Recipes to Make in Quarantine